Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18644
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:05 EDT
This install failure occured when upgrading from Redhat Linux 6.1. I also
got a message similar to this when upgrading from 6.0 and 6.2. As well as
just a fresh install to version 7. I tried this in 2 different machines,
and got similar results. I don't know if it's something wrong with my
machines or something wrong on the CD-Rom media out of the box.
When installing RedHat Linux 7, the install goes fine, except at the very
end, when I get an error message like the following:
Traceback (innermost last):
line 20, in run
rc = self.todo.doInstall ()
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1732, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/lilo.py", line 369, in
lilo.write(instRoot + "/etc/lilo.conf", perms = perms)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/lilo.py", line 72, in
f = open(file, "w")
IOError: [Errno 28] No space left on device: '/mnt/sysimage/etc/lilo.conf'
Local variables in innermost frame:
How is your drive partitions and what mount points did you specify?
I specified the following mount points:
on device hda
on device hdb
The /home mount point on the second hard drive has existing data that I don't want to delete. I elected not to format that mount point, but I did format all
the other mount points.
I have successfully installed RedHat 7 on a different computer, creating the same mount points as above, but on one physical drive. The install failed
when I didn't format the /home partition. I restarted the installation, but the second time, I formatted all partitions, and that seemed to work.
Is there a way I can install RedHat, but not format the /home partition?
I tried installing RedHat 7 again last night at my home pc, this time formatting all partitions. The install failed again, so I don't think it has anything to do
with partitioning, or the CD-Media, since I was able to successfully install RedHat on my work computer, which has a different hardware
configuration. Here is my home computer hardware configuration:
ASUS P5A motherboard, BIOS 1.07A
Samsung 1.2G hard drive (HDA)
Western Digital 4.2 G hard drive (HDB)
Diamond S220 video card
2 Linksys Combo NICs (LNE2PCI)
64Megs or RAM
I'm not sure if anything has to do with my IDE controller. I get a message that the IDE controller isn't 100% compatible when I boot up, and it will try to
probe for IRQs later.
I can install RedHat 6.1 with NO problems whatsoever. When I install RedHat 6.2, the install hangs after the last file is copied. It says that it is
performing post installation tasks, or something like that, but I never get a completed installation message. When I reboot, the computer doesn't even
get to the LILO prompt.
It certainly seems like your / partition is not large enough to hold everything
you are installing,
leading to the out of space error.
I can't reproduce this particular problem on our systems here.
Can you try installing with only one of your NICs installed?
Related to bug 18674.
Closing to inactivity.